Fuerteventura - Volcano watching

On Monday it became quite clear that our surfing plans would have to wait. We were in no shape to go in the water!
But I took a morning walk while Oli was still sleeping.

After about 20 minutes I got to the beach from which you can see the next islands, Lobos and Lanzarote.
 It's volcano country! Just turn around and you'll see another one.

More things I saw during my walk: some short trees and a villa with crazy decorations.


Then I went to buy some breakfast which we ate on the balcony out of principle - eventhough we had to wear jackets.
Everybody else was walking around in t-shirts, but we are definitely ill...

After a round of inhaling tea tree oil we went on a car trip at noon.
As you can see, Fuerteventura is not a lush tropical paradise. It's made of volcanos and not trying to hide it!

The main thing we learned that day: all the museums and other tourist attractions are closed on Monday...
So we saw many of them, but only from the outside! Like the Casa de los Coroneles in La Oliva.

So we took pictures in the area around it and of the deserted buildings that once were used by the colonel's staff.

But the rest of the village was very quiet as well except for the little restaurant where we had a small lunch.
Picture on the restaurant's wall - camels as the appropriate working animals
We continued driving southwards until our next stop, Tefia.
The football field...
Outdoor gym
Restored mill
Then we drove on...
We arrived at a Mirador - a view point. Of course it was closed for cars on Mondays. So we simply walked up to the mountain top.
The road belonged to us alone :-)
After 15 minutes:
We had a great 360 degrees view of the island.

Our next goal: Betancuria
Betancuria was described as a "historical town" in the guide. But of course it turned out to be a small village with maybe a dozen historical buildings in the center - although very nicely restored.
After walking through it for roughly 15 minutes we were on the road again, driving up and down the curvy mountain roads. With a little stop here:
There was a fishermen's village called Ajuy in the area and I thought it would be a great spot to watch the sunset. I was right!
And we arrived at the perfect moment, with still enough time to walk around a bit.
The village of Ajuy
Golden sunlight
There was more than one volcano at work here!
Dramatic waves!
Of course there is a video of it for your to enjoy:



Dramatic clouds! On the way home.